Vern, et al.
In my area the sales agents must be at the inspection. They must open and close the house. They use to give me the lockbox number, but even that seems to be less and less frequent.
I would be very leary if an inspector was a member of the local real estate association, which implies quid pro quo. Any inspector who joins a realestate board with the intent of increasing business in my opinion is in a conflict of interest especially if he is giving kick backs or paying for exclusive use of the lockbox.
Very seldome does this happen to an experienced HI.
When this does happen I just step in front of the Agent put my back to the agent. Talk to my client and explain my concern . ( I never use the word problem )
To simple works great .
The more I hear,
the more I see!
NACHI is the one for me !
Roy Cooke R.H.I. Royshomeinspection.com
A HAPPY NACHI MEMBER,… More find this out ever day!
How many Crack houses do you find in Canada?
Did one this week Joe.
The one next door was inhabited by the mother of the crack head.
How did they steal the power? I have many images from a friend in Arizona showing that they cut into the lateral and tapped ahead of the meter, said they paid the “lektrician” $2000.00!